Employment Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

TAs pay approximately $11,500 annually and we prioritize graduate students for these positions—Masters students have two years of priority for placement; Doctoral students have four years of priority placement. The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Positions available

  • Cultural Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • English 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Creative Writing 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Interdisciplinary Performance 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Visual Arts 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Art History 100 & 200 Level Courses
  •  Media Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses

GTA duties include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Managing discussion periods
  • Teaching tutorials and/or lectures under supervision of faculty
  • Invigilation duties
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Estimated hours of work per term: 192

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered full-time student in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Salary:

  • GTA I – $34.72 per hour
  • GTA II – $33.44 per hour

Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Please note we are no longer accepting applications for TA positions.


Graduate Marker

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered full-time in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Positions available:

  • There are no positions at this time

Markers are paid $17.32 per hour.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Attending lectures
  • Marking exams, tests or assignments which require only objective marking
  • Provide feedback to students as needed during a weekly office hour

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate TAs are paid $17.07 per hour. To be eligible for a UTA position, students must be registered in a bachelor degree and enrolled full-time studies (minimum 24 credits) at UBCO. Preference is given to students who are majoring in an FCCS program.

UTA duties may include the following:

  • Assist and supervise students during writing labs
  • Assist with marking quizzes
  • Attend selected class sessions
  • Attend meetings with the instructor
  • Invigilation duties during in-class and final exams
  • Assist students using Canvas
  • Meet with students during weekly office hours
  • Communicate with students through email
  • Assist with photocopying exams and other instructional materials, and in the preparation of study materials
  • Engage in professional development activities
  • Estimated hours of work: maximum 12 hours per week depending on workload.

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess the necessary educational qualifications
  • Preference is given to students who have a major in an FCCS program

Positions available:

  • We are not accepting applications at this time.

Salary:

  • $17.82 per hour

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time


Undergraduate Marker

Undergraduate Markers are paid $16.52 per hour. To be eligible for a Marker position, students must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan and posses the necessary educational qualifications.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Helping facilitate discussions
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Assisting with the online learning environment.
  • Communicate with students through email.
  • ** MUST have basic knowledge the Internet, Word, Power Point, PDF documents, Canvas, etc.

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document to: fccs.ubco@ubc.ca.

Graduate Research Assistantships

RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts. As a paid research assistant, graduate students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis or dissertation. RAs are not guaranteed because they follow the financial cycles of the supervisor’s external grants and contracts.

There are no current GRA positions. 

More Student Job Opportunities in FCCS

Fall 2021 Co-op position: Communications Coordinator

This position will be responsible for all FCCS social media channels from September to December 2021.

Students must to apply via the UBCO Job Board
Job/Project #: 822928

Hourly Wage: $18 per hour
Deadline for applications: May 16, 2021
Job responsibilities:

  • Support the planning and promotion of major events in FCCS
  • Develop and distribute messaging and promotional materials for both internal and external audiences
  • Assist with the writing of reports, stories, and promotional material
  • Assist with the creation and management of digital media productions and social media platforms within FCCS
  • Photo and/or video documentation for faculty run and student lead events and initiatives
  • Assisting with web site updates for all FCCS programs and FCCS faculty profiles

Summer/fall 2021 Workstudy Position : Virtual Reality Hardware and Software Developer

This position is to develop bespoke training solutions for Virtual Reality. The position will be to work with Principle Investigator Dr. Megan Smith, on her Virtual Weapons Development project which is funded by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Students must to apply via the UBCO Job Board
Job/Project #:821932

Hourly wage: Undergraduate students $17.00, graduate students $21.00
Deadline for applications: May 21, 2021

  • You will be interested in virtual reality, game design, Unity and CAD design. You will have a strong sense of creativity and enjoy solving programming puzzles, designing new software and hardware.
  • You will work with the Principle Investigator to refine an existing project described here.
  • The ideal candidate can move between hardware and software design and see where enhancements in Dr. Smith’s VR hardware can be improved and where the software design can be built to support smooth communication with the hardware.

Please Note: Instead of a writing sample, please provide examples of hardware or software that you have worked on. Hyperlinked content is encouraged. Please explain why you are interested in working on this project and how you meet the ‘desired skills’ mentioned in this job posting.

Qualifications

– 3rd or 4th year standing, or grad student from Computer Science, Engineering or Media Studies
– Experience and ability to draw in 3D using a CAD software
– Unity, JSON and C# programming skills are essential
– Ability to think creatively and to problem solve
– Strong communicator
– Rapid Prototyping and 3D printing experience an asset

Workstudy

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